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Published:April 27th, 2007 11:10 EST

CIA NCS Language Officer Wanted

By SOP newswire

Performing a critical and dynamic function within the National Clandestine Service (NCS), the Language Officer applies advanced foreign language skills, experience, and expertise to provide high-quality translation, interpretation, and language-related support for a variety of NCS clandestine operations. In addition to expert language skills, Language Officers provide in-depth cultural insight-an important dimension of the job. Language Officers also work closely with officers in other NCS disciplines, particularly field collectors, to support the overall mission of intelligence acquisition. As with other NCS professions, foreign travel opportunities and certain specialized training are also integral elements of the job.

Minimum requirements include a bachelor`s degree, native or near-native fluency in a foreign language, and a strong interest in international affairs. Candidates must possess sound English language writing skills and good interpersonal and communications skills. As with all NCS professional specializations, the responsibilities of a Language Officer require absolute personal and professional dedication to mission.

All applicants must successfully complete a language test, a thorough medical and psychological evaluation, a polygraph interview and an extensive background investigation. U.S. citizenship is a requirement.

To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last twelve months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to twelve months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

Source:CIA